2010 Giant Trance X4
Brand New for $839.99
Just picked it up at lunch. Hoping the rain holds off so I can ride it after work. It is replacing a 1997 Specialized Ground Control which I had bought new in '98.
I was planning on test riding more bikes and had a budget that would include some 29er full suspensions, but this price is a good one so after a little research and a quick test ride to confirm the size, I went for it.
Turns out I rented a Trance X in 2008 for a seven hour ride in Queenstown NZ and had no problems with it then, so I think I'll be happy with this one for a number of years.
The rented Trance and the problems and I can cause for it: